Meet our hero of the week, Patrick Mwalua, a Kenyan man fighting to save vulnerable wildlife in the country’s drought affected region. Mwalua drives hours every day in the heat to bring water to wild animals in Tsavo National Park as famine continues killing more animals in Kenya’s game reserves. A crowd funding initiative on GoFundMe has been created to help fund the water delivery project. The campaign has raised well over $131,000 so far.
One political party in Zambia is championing the legalisation of marijuana. Naturally, it is the Green Party. It might be the only party contesting the Zambian election to have an ideology. Charles Mafa sat down with party leader Peter Sinkamba to talk about weed, the economy and the environment. This is an edited interview.
Oil spills have long plagued the Ogoni people living in the Niger Delta. President Buhari is finally doing something about the pollution. But there are flaws in the government’s approach.
Every year around September time, the streets of Harare with Jacaranda trees come alive when purple flowers blossom. It is one of the most beautiful things to see. Unfortunately for students, it is a sign that exams are around the corner. Nevertheless, Jacaranda trees are one of the simple things we should be grateful for.
South Africa has scored a first after launching a U.S.$1 million solar plant, which will make George Airport the country and continent’s first solar-powered airport. The first phase of the solar energy project has been completed, with the plant providing 40 percent of the airport’s energy needs.
Meet Amelia and Jasmine – genetically identical twins believed to be the UK’s first “black and white” twins born from the same egg.
In the last quarter of 2015 Africa joined the rest of the world in adopting the Agenda 2030 for sustainable development as well as the COP21 Paris agreement. As the most vulnerable region to climate change, these two crucial high level global strategic and policy decisions together with Africa’s own strategies, like the AU Agenda 2063, could set the continent on a growth path, guaranteeing food security, environmental resilience and economic inclusivity.
Rwanda, which is in the middle of a rainy season, launched a tree planting program to protect the environment and ecosystems. Community members are expected to plant 30 million trees in the monthly Umuganda exercises
Ethiopia has received a multi-million dollar grant from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for climate-resilience projects, the Ministry of Forestry, Environment and Climate Change said last week